Clovis’ Williams qualifies for state in two events

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis senior Phillip Williams qualified for the state meet in the 100 and 200 meters as the Wildcats placed fifth Friday at the Bulldog Relays. Williams won the 200 (22.22 seconds) and qualified in the 100 during an earlier heat before finishing fifth in the finals (11.25). Senior Jacob Jones […]

Robinson’s improvement a boost for thin Clovis team

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Clovis senior Damian Robinson works on his hurdle technique Wednesday during practice at the high school. Robinson has the fastest time in the 110-meter hurdles in the state so far this year. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer After failing to qualify for the state track meet last season, Clovis senior […]

Reader Reaction: Readers split over city-manager call

Compiled by CNJ Editor David Stevens A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked, “What do you think about the city hiring Joe Thomas as city manager without looking for outside applicants?” Some responses: “JOE GOES BACK A long way in this city … The City Commission (and its residents) were very happy with Raymond Mondragon’s […]

New school boss should be dedicated to children

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: Clovis schools Superintendent Neil Nuttall has accepted a position with a community college in Missouri. How should school-board members go about replacing him? … Also, what attributes should the new superintendent bring to the position? “I WOULD THINK THE school board would think about hiring within the school […]

Barb Lumley qualifies for national event

CNJ STAFF Barbara Lumley of Clovis has qualified as part of a five-person team for the gross portion of the 2003 Buick Scramble National golf tournament Oct. 8-12 in Orlando, Fla. Four amateurs and a club pro comprise each team. There will be 133 teams in Orlando, with the field pared to 24 teams for […]

Chavez qualifies for U.S. Junior Amateur golf tournament

CNJ staff SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Clovis High junior-to-be Guillermo Chavez joined some of the more famous names in golf when he qualified Tuesday for the U.S. Junior Amateur championship. Chavez qualified for the national tournament July 21-26 in Chevy Chase, Md., by finishing second at a regional qualifier at Grayhawk Golf Course. Chavez shot a […]

Texico hopes to repeat track success

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — The Texico Lady Wolverines have brought home the third-place trophy from the Class 2A girls state track meet each of the past two years. With four-year standout Elizabeth Richards having moved on, Texico has its work cut out trying to repeat that success. But first-year coach Randy Zarate doesn’t think […]